Year 3

Welcome to the wonderful world of Year 3!  We have three Year 3 classes at The Discovery School.  You can find out more about what is going on in the individual classes on their individual webpages by clicking on the links below.  On this page you can find out general information and top tips that are relevant for all children in the year group.

Life in Year 3 in full of excitement. This is the year at The Discovery School that the children have the opportunity to:


  • Have swimming as part of their PE lessons!
  • Start to learn to speak French
  • Earn the much coveted "Pen Licence" – when their handwriting is immaculate!
  • As well as, participate in the annual Year Three theatre trip.


Throughout the year we look at the following cross-curricular topics:

  • Yabadabadoo! - A study of the Stone Age to Iron Age.
  • Sink your teeth into the UK - A geography and DT food study of the UK, including an English topic about David Walliams!
  • Groovy Greeks - A study of the Ancient Greeks. 


Reading every night – to be recorded in the reading record (if a child records this, please can an adult over see this occasionally to check in). Children are expected to read every night and will be rewarded for this on a weekly basis. 

  • Reading Challenge - A copy of this term's reading challenge can be found below. The expectation is that children will complete one activity from each column between now and the end of term. As with Term 3, all children who complete the reading challenge will be rewarded with a film afternoon with treats provided.
  • Times table practice – must complete a Speed Grid at home each week, or other activities to practice times tables.
  • Weekly spellings to learn - using a variety of methods. The children will be tested on these weekly. A copy of the spellings for the term can be found below.  
Y3 Reading Challenge
Term 1 reading challenge.pdf
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Mild Speed Grid
Mild Speed Grid Y3.pdf
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Spicy Speed Grid
Spicy Speed Grid Y3 x8 reduced.pdf
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Hot Speed Grid
Hot Speed Grid Y3.pdf
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Swimming place takes place on a Tuesday afternoon.  Each class goes swimming at Larkfield for two terms during the year.  Pasteur class are going during terms 1 and 2.  Curie class will be going during term 3 and term 4.  Nightingale class will be going in terms 5 and 6.  On the days that they go swimming, they will need a named towel, swimming costume and a hair brush or comb.  We strongly recommend that the children are also provided with a set of goggles.  All of this should be brought in a suitable waterproof bag.

Forest Schools - Stone Age Day

Y3 Forest Schools
Y3 Forest Schools Stone Age Experience L
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Y3 Parent Information Evening

Meet the Teacher Y3 Powerpoint
Here is a copy of all slides from our 'Meet the Teacher' evening. Any questions, please speak to your child's class teacher.
Y3 Parent info night - FINAL.pdf
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Open Door


We have an open door policy and are always happy to meet with you. A face to face discussion is usually preferable after school - except on a Wednesday when we have a staff meeting. However, we appreciate this may not be convenient for everyone, so feel free to contact us using the following options, should the need arise:


  • Telephone 01732 847 000 – ask for a call back and the class teacher will aim to return your call the same day.


Since we have a 48 hour email response time, this is not always the most efficient means of communication. However, if necessary our email addresses are as follows:




Miss Meiners, Pasteur,


Mrs Patel, Curie -


Mrs Rose, Nightingale -


Provision Map

Year 3 Provision Plan
Year 3 Provision Plan - website.pdf
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Useful Information

Click on the links below to access online copies of classroom documents:

Reading Guidelines for Parents
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Useful Questions for Supporting Reading Development
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Suggested Spelling Support Activities
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Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet
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Blank Wordsearch
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